Year 4 Snow Day Activities

Hi Everyone

We’re sorry that we can’t be at school today but hope that you have fun in the snow.

Here are some things for you to do at home today (as well as building great Snowmen!).

Numeracy: Use nos 1 , 2, 4 and 8.  How many different numbers can you make?  You have to use all the numbers but only once for each answer.  You can add, subtract, times, divide or try several of these.

Literacy:  We will be reading and working with ‘Ice Palace’ by Robert Swindells this week.  We will be describing settings and characters using adjectives, similes and powerful verbs. So…look out of your window (or venture into your garden) and find 10 powerful adjectives to describe the scene.  Remember to ‘zoom in’ and look at tiny details!  Can you create some similes such as ‘As cold as a polar bears toes’?  For a real literacy workout, walk around your garden and try to come up with some powerful verbs to replace ‘walking’ in  the snow.
You can post any answers or comments to us in the comments section below!
We hope to see you tomorrow.
Mrs Rosevear, Mrs Souter & Mr Wainwright

First Post…

Welcome to my new Headteacher’s blog!

I’m looking forward to posting here with news, updates, thoughts and anything else that I think might be of interest about our school.  It’s been a busy and exciting start to the year for me and I’ve really enjoyed getting to know the staff, children and parents at Simon de Senlis.

The photo above is me in the school playground; doesn’t school look quiet in this picture?

The picture below is from our recent trip to France with Year 6 and shows a view of ‘No Man’s Land’ from the Newfoundland Memorial Park.  Of all the pictures I took and places I saw, this was the most memorable.  Apparently the view is almost unchanged since 1916 and it was on this field on the 1st July when many Canadians lost their lives.

A view of No Man’s Land from the Somme taken on our Year 6 trip this year